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Robert B. Abtahi

Robert B. Abtahi

also known as Bobby Abtahi

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Real Estate

About Me

Robert Abtahi is a former Big Four tax attorney and former Dallas Assistant City Attorney who left for private practice and started The Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Farsi

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. Contracts & Agreements: 35%
  2. Business: 35%
  3. Real Estate: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Brian Howland Baker

    I have known Robert since law school. He has always shown himself to be a well-informed and highly capable attorney.


    Brian Baker Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Behnood Pamenari Salehi

    I have worked with Robert in the past. He is experienced, diligent and respectful when dealing with his clients and their legal issues.


    Behnood Salehi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi

Midway Tower
4230 LBJ Freeway, Suite 121
Dallas, TX, 75244



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Community Service AwardThe White House2012
New and Noteworthy Texas Law BlogState Bar of Texas2009
Recognized Law BlogAmerican Bar Association Journal2009
Semi-Finalist, Best Comment AwardSMU Science and Technology Law Review2007
Certificate of AppreciationCity of Dallas2006
Best Appellate Brief NomineeJackson Walker Moot Court Competition2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
City Planning CommsionerCity of Dallas2011 - 2012
AttorneyThe Law Office of Robert B. Abtahi2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawParker University2011 - 2012
Guest LecturerSouthern Methodist University, Center for Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management2010 - 2010
Assistant City AttorneyDallas City Attorney's Office2008 - 2011
AttorneyErnst & Young LLP2007 - 2008
Summer AssociateDallas City Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Summer ClerkDallas County Court at Law No. 32005 - 2005
AnalystGameStop Corporation2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dallas Iranian American Bar AssociationFounding MemberN/A
The College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramN/AN/A
Legal Aid of Northwest TexasN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Dallas Association of Young LawyersN/AN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Iranian American Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Executive Compensation, Global Equity Plan DesignN/A
IRC 280G Golden Parachute PaymentsN/A
Local Real Estate Services CompanyBusiness Formation

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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of Law and Conflict ResolutionIndirect expropriations in the jurisprudence of the IranUnited States Claims Tribunal2011
The Dallas Morning NewsDallas neighborhoods must be different to be strong2011
The Dallas Morning NewsDallas has to deal with DISD’s image if it is going to thrive2011
The Dallas Morning NewsBurst Your Bubble2010
The Young Texas LawyerNavigating the Deep WebN/A
The Young Texas LawyerThe Economics of LayoffsN/A
The Young Texas LawyerTake Control of Student LoansN/A
Texas Bar JournalWeblinksN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJuris Doctor2007
The University of Texas at AustinEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Transaction Advisory Services Lunch & LearnBenefits and Executive Compensation Considerations in a TransactionN/A
Performance & Reward Conference, AtlantaGlobal Equity Plan OptimizationN/A
Excecutive Compensation Lunch & LearnGolden Parachute PaymentsN/A
Downtown Dallas Quality of Life ConferenceMatters Before the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)N/A
Dallas Stop the Violence CampaignBroken Windows TheoryN/A